PITCHERS AVERAGING 100+ PITCHES PER START

There are 22 pitchers who have made at least 10 starts in which they are averaging over a hundred pitches per start. Does that make them good? Well, take a look at the two Boston pitchers in the top three of this list, Chris Sale and Rick Porcello, and look at the two-run difference in their ERAs and you can answer that question yourself.

Seven pitchers on the list have a sub-3.00 ERA and seven more have a plus-3.99 ERA. Now, that’s a pretty sweet bell curve.

Pitchers averaging 100+ pitches per start at the 2017 All-Star break

(minimum 10 starts)
Rk Player Pit/GS GS Tm IP ERA
1 Chris Sale 109.2 18 BOS 127.2 2.75
2 Max Scherzer 107.2 18 WSN 128.1 2.10
3 Rick Porcello 106.7 19 BOS 119.1 4.75
4 Chris Archer 106.3 19 TBR 123.0 3.95
5 Justin Verlander 106.1 18 DET 104.2 4.73
6 Gio Gonzalez 105.9 18 WSN 113.1 2.86
7 Robbie Ray 104.8 17 ARI 106.0 2.97
8 Johnny Cueto 104.1 18 SFG 111.2 4.51
9 Jacob deGrom 103.1 17 NYM 111.0 3.65
10 Jeff Samardzija 103.1 18 SFG 118.0 4.58
11 Dylan Bundy 102.9 18 BAL 108.0 4.33
12 Tanner Roark 102.6 17 WSN 100.2 5.27
13 Jose Berrios 102.2 11 MIN 71.1 3.53
14 Yu Darvish 102.2 19 TEX 118.2 3.49
15 Alex Cobb 101.2 18 TBR 115.1 3.75
16 Stephen Strasburg 101.2 18 WSN 112.2 3.43
17 Eduardo Rodriguez 101.0 10 BOS 61.0 3.54
18 Trevor Bauer 100.7 17 CLE 92.2 5.24
19 Ervin Santana 100.7 18 MIN 120.1 2.99
20 Clayton Kershaw 100.2 19 LAD 132.1 2.18
21 Zack Greinke 100.1 18 ARI 116.1 2.86
22 Michael Fulmer 100.0 17 DET 115.2 3.19
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Generated 7/10/2017.

12 teams are represented on the list